Inflection vs Tipping - What's the difference?

inflection | tipping |

As nouns the difference between inflection and tipping

is that inflection is (grammar) a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function while tipping is the practice of leaving a tip (gratuity).

As a verb tipping is


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Alternative forms

* inflexion


  • (grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
  • an inflection for gender, number, or tense
  • A change in pitch or tone of voice.
  • (mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
  • A turning away from a straight course.
  • (optometry) diffraction
  • Synonyms

    * flection * flexion


    * (grammar) conjugation * (grammar) declension




    (en noun)
  • The practice of leaving a tip (gratuity).
  • The act by which something is tipped or inclined.
  • * 2013 , Peter Andersson, Streetlife in Late Victorian London: The Constable and the Crowd
  • Hat-tippings and cap-doffings are of course of a different nature to more elaborate verbal greetings. In etiquette manuals they may be described as incentives to a conversation, but in practice they seem to have been quite ceremonial.
  • The dumping of rubbish.
  • (music) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing.
  • Verb